River Run – California Impressionist Oil painting by Karen Winters

River Run (study)
5 x 7 oil
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I did this study today to practice painting with a very limited palette and to make a plan for a larger painting . Want to guess what three colors I used? (Not including white.)


  1. Bill
    July 25, 2008

    I’m continually amazed at your color, and this with a primary triad too(my guess). My guesses (contineud): Quincridone Rose, Azo med., and then it gets tricky Phthalo Blue or Ultramarine. I’m leaning toward Phthalo due to the rich cool shadows. This has a welcoming feel. To me the best landscapes are the ones where you want to go! This is that (if I went, I’d want to be in the shade, though!). Your color versatility keeps growing.

  2. rich
    November 22, 2009

    well lets see….blue, red & yellow. but which ones?

  3. Irene
    November 22, 2009

    Gee, I’m going to guess Ultramarine blue, Alizarin Crimson and Cad Yellow Pale

  4. River Cruises
    July 15, 2010

    I just love anything and everything to do with rivers. I especially love rivers in artwork… some excellent pieces on this site.

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